WFRP - Karak Azgal
Estalia is a nation of the Old World, politically divided into several small kingdoms and currently lacking a central government.
Estalia is a peninsula located in the western Old World, bordered to the northeast by Bretonnia. Its natural borders are the Irrana and Abasko Mountains to the east, the Great Western Ocean to the north and west and the Southern Sea to the south. The northern kingdoms of the Irrana mountains are barren lands populated by fierce and tough hill-fighters, and where solid fortresses guard the mountain passes, while the kingdoms along the south coast are prosperous trading states whose ships ply the Southern Sea as far as Araby.
Estalian cities are solidly built and well-fortified, and of a generally younger foundation than those of the north. The two largest cities, along with both being port cities, also represent the two most important and powerful city-state kingdoms. The rivalry between these two port cities – Bilbali on the north coast and Magritta on the south – and between each and their Tilean neighbours, for that matter – has endured for centuries.
Estalia bore the brunt of Sultan Jaffar’s invasion from Araby, which was eventually driven from the peninsula by a combined force including knights from Bretonnia and The Empire during the Great Crusades. The Estalians have also established a colony by the name of Santa Magritta on the New World continent of Lustria.
Situated far to the south of the Old World, Chaos is too remote to be taken as a serious danger. With no external threat to unite the people, the region has remained politically fractured, with rival kingdoms warring against each other, as well as against the neighbouring city-states of Tilea, the Arabians and the Bretonnians.
Estalians are a hardy people, and claim to be the first humans to have settled the Old World, although this claim is not taken seriously outside Estalia. Those within the cities make their living with fishing and trade. Estalians take great offence to being confused with Tileans, and it is said they will slay any man who mistakenly addresses them in the Tilean language. Estalia is renowned for its Diestros, skilled duellists who ply their trade across the Old World.
In Estalia, the worship of the goddess Myrmidia is paramount. In fact, the Estalians and Tileans both claim to have been the chosen people of Myrmidia.